Saturday, June 6
Laid Off/Freelance Camp: Hanging out in a room filled with people who have been recently laid off or those who fear they will be soon may sound kind of depressing. But this Laid Off/Freelance camp is anything but. Held at the Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Drive in Miami Beach, the camp is really a networking event aimed at finding creative ways to supplement current or nonexistent income, switch careers, start a business, and connect with others in the same situation. The conference is free. Log onto laidoffcampmiami.org to sign up. Camp will be in session from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information, please call 305-673-7311.
Sunday, June 7
Images Unplugged: Forget the boring, stiff-legged walk of high-fashion models. Real modeling requires true performance skills. Luckily for us, there is Images Modeling and Performing Arts Company. For one night, check out this extensive dance training and eccentric modeling style at Nova Southeastern University, 3100 Ray Ferrero Jr. Blvd. in Davie. Tickets are $12 and the performance starts at 7:30 p.m. For more information or tickets, please call 305-776-9444.
Monday, June 8
Learn to Swim Program: It’s summer time. Since everyone, including you, will be at the beach, now is definitely the time to tuck your fears aside and learn how to swim. Miami-Dade County is offering a free swim program for ages 3 up to adults. The classes will take place in two-week sessions, from June 8 to Aug. 14. For a listing of participating parks, please visit http://www.miamidade.gov/parks/swim_programs.asp.
Tuesday, June 9
County honors brave teenager: The Broward County Commission on Tuesday, June 9 is scheduled to present a proclamation in honor of Moremi Akinde, 16, of Pembroke Pines. Akinde is being honored for her stand against a noose that was hung at her former school. On Valentine's Day, February 14, 2008, Akinde and her friends were sitting at an outdoor lunch table at the Somerset Academy charter school in Pembroke Pines when one of them noticed a white rope fashioned into a noose. The noose incident attracted widespread attention after Akinde took a stand against it, including from the Florida NAACP, the Anti-Defamation League, the Florida Attorney General's Office and the U.S. Department of Justice. Anti-bias and diversity education workshops took place at the school as a result. The presentation honoring Akinde will take place at 1:30 p.m. at the Broward County Commission chambers, 115 S. Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale. For more information, call 954-357-7000 or log onto broward.org. For the complete series on the noose incident, log onto SFLTimes.com.
Thursday, June 11
Foreclosure Prevention Clinic: Silence can obscure the truth. Silence can kill, and right now silence may even be responsible for the loss of your home. Set aside any embarrassment you may have about being in foreclosure and ask for help. You may be surprised by the response. The city of Miami Gardens is sponsoring a Foreclosure Prevention Clinic at Iglesia Vida Abudante, 5601 NW 159th St. in Miami Gardens. The clinic allows you to speak directly to lending providers and Neighborhood Services Specialists. Bring your driver's license, Social Security/tax ID cards, two months of bank statements, 1040 Federal Income Tax Returns, mortgage documents, default notice, summons and any other documents supporting hardships. The clinic hours are 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Clinic seating is limited, so please RSVP. For more information, please call 305-751-5511.
Saturday, June 13
Come Aboard the S.S. Caribbean: The Historical Museum of Southern Florida, 101 West Flagler Street in Miami, holds its latest lecture Family Fun Day series focused upon the ever-changing culture of the Caribbean islands throughout the years. Children and adults can enjoy live entertainment, hands-on arts and crafts, and gallery tours. This event, from noon to 4 p.m., is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 305-375-1629.